Common / Preferred Stocks
The two types of stock are common and preferred stock. Both trade on a public stock exchange, but differ in the rights given to the owners/investors. Common stocks are the most typical share types issued by companies; entitling shareholders to participate in the growth/profit of the company invested in, and include voting and preemptive rights. Preferred stocks represent partial company ownership, but with a greater claim on company assets than common and do not include voting rights. Click here to find out how to use Mainstar Trust to invest in common/preferred stock.